It’s been a while! Sorry for the lack of blog posts in the last few weeks, everything got a bit hectic towards the end of uni, however I’m hopefully back on track and ready to start blogging again, hooray! So let’s get started…
I have to confess – I’m usually a high-street shopaholic. I love fast fashion and if something catches my eye, I’ll snap it up (although maybe sometimes I’ll have to wait for payday – sob!) However, I’ve recently had the opportunity to work with a handmade fashion brand which has changed my perspective a little on how I shop and the process that goes into making the clothes we wear.
Filiz Darby is a London-based brand which specialises in handmade and bespoke clothing, as well as bridalwear. Filiz handmakes the clothes herself, which I think is fantastic considering there are so many cheap, machine processed clothing brands just waiting to be picked up on the high street. I love the fact it’s a quintessentially British brand too, from the styles of the clothing to the names of the dresses, and the fact that some of the pieces can be made to order, meaning you can almost create your own design!
As I said, I would usually walk down the high street without a second though about where the clothes are coming from, however seeing the amount of work and attention that goes into each piece has really made me think about how our clothes are designed and made.
Although bespoke and tailored clothes are usually a little out of my budget, Filiz’s ready-to-wear collection is definitely one to watch as it’s expanding all the time, and some of the new pieces are really stunning. There is also an accessory range coming soon too, so watch out on Instagram as you might see me wearing a few of them! Definitely check her page out if you’re looking for unique and elegant clothes, and let me know your thoughts!
Disclaimer: All opinions expressed in this post are my own and are not affiliated with the brands included.